We found 9 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Melinda Lirag Lacerna Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Lacerna is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lacerna include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefan Rene Adair, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2677 S. Tamiami Trail; Unit 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Adair is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adair include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital - Atlanta. Dr. Adair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2601 Tamiami Tr., S.
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Fezza's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Juvederm, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Neck Problems, Microdermabrasion, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,169
Dr. Nicholas Themis Monsul, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2068 Hawthorne Street; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Monsul works as an ophthalmologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Monsul's areas of clinical interest consist of skin rejuvenation and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Monsul attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Monsul average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Migraine, Skin Rejuvenation, Botox Injection

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $2,392 - $2,449
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $959 - $1,340
Dr. Marguerite Pearl Barnett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1715 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Barnett specializes in plastic surgery. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Barnett's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John L Strausser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1900 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Strausser is a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Strausser accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Main Campus and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $1,306 - $1,491
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,287 - $1,491
Dr. Alissa Marie Shulman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Sovereign Plastic Surgery Suite 112
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Shulman studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Darrell Adamson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 510
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Adamson is a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adamson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Adamson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adamson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Croce Patti specializes in plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Patti a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,355

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What is Flap Reconstruction?

Flap reconstruction is a surgical procedure in which healthy tissue is taken (or harvested) from one area of the body, called a donor site, and then transferred to a damaged area, or recipient site. The most common types of tissue used in flap reconstruction are skin, muscle, and a combination of skin and muscle, called musculocutaneous tissue. Flaps are like grafts in that they both involve harvesting and transferring tissue, but they differ in one important way. Flaps are placed onto the recipient site with their own blood supply, whereas grafts are not.

Flaps are used to reconstruct large or deep wounds, as well repair physical deformities. For example, some nasal defects can be corrected using forehead flaps. Another common procedure that uses flaps is breast reconstruction, which is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast after mastectomy (breast removal). The ability to use musculocutaneous tissue makes flaps ideal for this type of reconstructive surgery. In addition, the included blood supply in flaps brings needed oxygen and nutrients to the recipient site, promoting healing.

During flap surgery, an enormous amount of attention needs to be paid to the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries). To retain the flap’s blood supply, the surgeon might form a pedicle, which is a bridge of tissue and blood vessels that connects the flap to the site it originates from. The flap is connected to its blood supply through this pedicle. It is removed only after the surgical team has made sure that the flap has healed enough to survive without it. This type of flap is called a pedicled flap.

Blood vessels may also be detached from the flap when it is harvested, and then reattached at the new location. Since the flap is not pedicled to its donor site, it is referred to as a free flap. To be able to connect blood vessels with accuracy, surgeons must use very tiny tools and special microscopes. For this reason, this type of flap reconstruction is also often called microvascular flap surgery. One advantage of free or microvascular flaps is that they are ideal for repairing larger areas, like an extensive wound or defect on the leg.

Depending on how involved your flap reconstruction is, you may have to stay in the hospital for several days after the procedure. It may take six to eight weeks for the incisions to heal, and a year or more for the scars to fully fade.

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